9 Month Term

The typical Key School student is of average or above average intelligence and suffers from one or more learning differences. Key School’s Nine Month Term is a full, rigorous academic program with an emphasis on individual progression. Our average 4:1 student/teacher ratio gives our students the educational advantage needed to reach, and in some cases exceed, their academic goals.

We make a strong effort to keep each class both practical and stimulating. Our instructors teach in a multi-sensory format strategically designed to ensure the greatest potential for learning. Concepts are built by first reinforcing students’ present skills and then, once confidence is gained, introducing new ones.

Study skills and organization, which are fundamental to the program, are taught and included at all levels. As basic academic skills are mastered and educational deficiencies are minimized, the student’s academic focus is directed into a comfortable transition to a traditional school setting.

For more details on the curriculum of our nine-month term click through the courses below.

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Key School’s hands-on science program allows students with language difficulties to enjoy the flexibility and success needed to make science meaningful. Chemistry, Physics, Aviation, Biology, and Engineering are offered at appropriate learning levels. Each year, one of the following main science fields is taught school-wide:

  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
  • Physical Science

Classroom sets of science books are provided for each student, and the curriculum is supplemented with high interest/low vocabulary reading when needed. Outside speakers who enrich the science curriculum are also included in the overall science plan.